A Reflection – Café Favorite Recipes 2016

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A highlight on the favorite recipes of 2016! The best of the best!

Hope all of you had a lovely holiday celebration. Scott and I spent a delightful few days with the kids and grandkids. We laughed a lot, talked a lot, took long walks, played games and of course, ate lots of delicious food. We also were invited to and hosted several dinner parties with dear friends and enjoyed every minute of celebrating the season.

I love to take a few minutes each year, before the calendar flips to January, to reflect on highlights from the past 12 months on the blog.  It was fun looking over all of the recipes of 2016 and seeing which ones made it into the top 10. If you’re a Café follower, you probably recognize many of them.

Haven’t had a chance to try them? Now’s the time, as they’re the creme de la creme, cream of the crop, pick of the lot! If you’re all cooked out after all the festivities, no problem. Just pin these delicious recipes to your favorite boards for hungry days ahead!

 

Double Almond Coconut Granola - deliciously addictive, this oat-free granola is easy to throw together with just 5 basic ingredients! You never buy granola again.

Want to start mornings on a healthy note? This Double Almond Paleo Granola is beyond delicious and perfect with fresh fruit, yogurt or on it’s own with a splash of milk. It’s loaded with great, nutritious ingredients and boasts lots of protein to keep you satisfied for hours!

 

Rosemary Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles - a super fun, easy, make ahead appetizer that will wow the socks off of everyone!

I made thee Rosemary Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles for a shower last spring and they flew off the plate! Since I shared them, I’ve got a bunch of emails and responses on social media reiterating how delicious they are. I love that you can make them ahead and that the always wow the socks off of everyone!

 

Roasted Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta - if this delicious pasta could talk it would be shouting "summer"!

If this Roasted Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad  could talk it would be shouting “summer”! But with beautifully-hued grape tomatoes readily available all year round, this delicious pasta salad can be at hit any in any season!

 

Ridiculously Easy Buttermilk Biscuits - and incredibly easy (as in, less than 5 minutes) that yields tall flaky, incredibly delicious biscuits!

Have I gotten the letters and emails about these Ridiculously Easy Buttermilk Biscuits! I’ve had lots of people say they’re the most delicious biscuits they’ve ever made. The best compliments came from a few southern readers (they’re the “expert” biscuit makers) who claimed these to be better than their mama’s and maw maws (that’s southern for grandmother)! They’re  incredibly easy (as in, less than 5 minutes, ridiculously easy) too and yield tall flaky, crazy delicious biscuits!

 

Microwave (Real Deal) Caramel Sauce - decadently delicious, old fashioned caramel sauce made with an easy, new fangled method!

Microwave (Real Deal) Caramel Sauce – decadently delicious, old fashioned caramel sauce made with an easy, new fangled method! Makes a super easy dessert that everyone loves with some good vanilla ice cream.

 

Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad - an insanely delicious, super healthy salad - perfect for any fall/holiday get together!

Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad – an insanely delicious, super healthy salad – men, women, children – everyone loves this pretty salad!

 

Raspberry Jam Shortbread Tart - with a layer of sweet raspberry jam nestled between the crisp, melt in your mouth shortbread crust and buttery crumble topping, this simple tart might be one of the most delicious desserts you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting!

With a layer of sweet raspberry jam nestled between the crisp, melt in your mouth shortbread crust and buttery crumble topping, this Raspberry Jam Shortbread Tart might be one of the most delicious desserts you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting! My husband says it’s his favorite dessert EVER!

 

Easy, One Bowl Gingerbread Cake - this might just be the easiest, moistest, most delicious cake you've ever made!

Easy, One Bowl Gingerbread Cake – with just one bowl and no mixer, this might just be the easiest, moistest, most delicious cake you’ve ever made!

 

Slow Roasted Italian Pork - make-ahead, super tender and succulent pork in a thick, rich Italian tomato sauce.

Slow Roasted Italian Pork -This was definitely a favorite here at The Café! It’s crazy delicious, make-ahead, super tender, succulent pork in a thick, rich Italian tomato sauce. Who doesn’t love Italian?

So that’s a wrap for the favorite recipes of 2016. At least thus far. We do have a few new recipes coming out before the year ends so keep an eye on your inbox. After all, there’s still some celebrating to do, right?

P.S. It was super hard to narrow down this list to the top 10. In fact, if you’re astute, you will have noticed I didn’t! I only shared 9 because you may have one or two others that should have made the cut. So please feel free to share and make my list a complete top 10. Just leave a comment with your favorite(s) below!



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